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ataman
Sep 21, 2011, 07:40 PM
I am wondering if Macbook Air owners can play 1080P MKV files with VLC in fullscreen mode without a problem? I am thinking the 13" Version.

Edit: Before anyone says " Why are you trying to play 1080p on a small screen " It is because I i have y movie library for my TV and my my laptops and most of it is 1080P. And I just want a computer that handles that.

Thanks



stark4
Sep 21, 2011, 08:23 PM
i would like to know also...

orfeas0
Sep 21, 2011, 08:47 PM
yes it will play 1080p videos easily.
even the 999$ mba. That's why the core i5's gpu is called intel HD graphics ;)

halledise
Sep 21, 2011, 08:57 PM
I am wondering if Macbook Air owners can play 1080P MKV files with VLC in fullscreen mode without a problem? I am thinking the 13" Version.

Edit: Before anyone says " Why are you trying to play 1080p on a small screen " It is because I i have y movie library for my TV and my my laptops and most of it is 1080P. And I just want a computer that handles that.

Thanks

works for me without any issues :D

Swerrrvin
Sep 21, 2011, 09:45 PM
I've played three of them at the same time with no problem. Probably could have done more... Yup, all on wireless. Both i5 and i7.

Lord Appleseed
Sep 21, 2011, 10:41 PM
The Air has no hard time playing 1080p. Sure the fan will be hearable but that's it.

rezenclowd3
Sep 22, 2011, 01:22 AM
The Air has no hard time playing 1080p. Sure the fan will be audible but that's it.

Fixed it for you.:rolleyes:

eric/
Sep 22, 2011, 01:37 AM
Yes and depending on the temperature in your home it will turn the fan on.

I also recommend just downloading Perian and using Quicktime 7 (which is already installed on your MBA under the utilities folder). It's a much better solution than VLC IMO.

coste
Sep 22, 2011, 05:26 PM
How loud is the fan at its loudest? I'm currently on a late 2007 white Macbook, but i'm thinking about upgrading. One of the things that irritate me the most is how loud the fan is while watching movies (connected to my 1080p tv). I realize the fan will be running with a new MBA, but will it sound like a smaller jet plane taking off like my current one does, or is it subtle? Of course everything is relative, but what are your experiences?

qwerf123
Sep 22, 2011, 05:34 PM
How loud is the fan at its loudest? I'm currently on a late 2007 white Macbook, but i'm thinking about upgrading. One of the things that irritate me the most is how loud the fan is while watching movies (connected to my 1080p tv). I realize the fan will be running with a new MBA, but will it sound like a smaller jet plane taking off like my current one does, or is it subtle? Of course everything is relative, but what are your experiences?

I find on my MBA (i7), I can't hear the fans (about 3k rpm) but if I connect it to a TV, the fans are on spinning at about 4-5K which isn't too loud for me as I not that close to my Tv when watching it, but it could be noticeable if you're close to the MBA or if the movie goes quiet during a scene but I still think this negligible.

jsolares
Sep 22, 2011, 06:45 PM
i had troubles with 1080p60 :S

coste
Sep 23, 2011, 05:03 AM
Thanks for the input, i just ordered the 13" i5 256GB version. Says it will deliver on oct 4th, but im hoping it will be sooner.

Northwestern
Sep 24, 2011, 08:14 AM
I hope :apple: will provide us with more HD movies on iTunes. There are a lot of movies only for rent on iTunes Germany and they are pretty expensive, more than a retail DVD or BluRay.

CardboardGiant
Sep 24, 2011, 12:52 PM
Never played 1080p on my 2011 MBA 13'', but all my movies are 720p and they run perfect in Mplayer Extended

Queen6
Sep 24, 2011, 01:18 PM
VLC 64-bit is the solution, fast efficient, no fuss.

Q-6

3bs
Sep 24, 2011, 01:50 PM
My 2010 11" ultimate plays 1080p mkv files just fine

WillMak
Sep 24, 2011, 06:13 PM
Just picked up a new base 13 yesterday. Wow this thing handles videos very well. It can play 1080p without issues and can also stream 1080p on the web without having to load most of the video first to avoid stutter.

Badutspringer
May 31, 2012, 03:57 AM
Just my two cents...

Since MplayerX is hardware accelerated and utilizes your GPU. VLC does not do that, as far as I'm informed. MPlayer X or Extended is therefore a better option...

thewoz
May 31, 2012, 07:27 AM
How loud is the fan at its loudest?

Like this like this.

WWWWAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHEEEEEEHHHHHHHAAHAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

theSeb
May 31, 2012, 09:06 AM
I am wondering if Macbook Air owners can play 1080P MKV files with VLC in fullscreen mode without a problem? I am thinking the 13" Version.

Edit: Before anyone says " Why are you trying to play 1080p on a small screen " It is because I i have y movie library for my TV and my my laptops and most of it is 1080P. And I just want a computer that handles that.

Thanks

Yes, I do this all the time. I have DVD and BR rips as mkv files.

In fact, I have a whole post about the temp and fan speeds whilst doing this from last year. Maybe I can find it.

Edit: found it
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1196035

alphaod
Jun 1, 2012, 11:54 AM
My lowly i5 MacBook Air plays 1080p fine while running my Thunderbolt display :)

glitch44
Jun 1, 2012, 12:51 PM
Yes and depending on the temperature in your home it will turn the fan on.

I also recommend just downloading Perian and using Quicktime 7 (which is already installed on your MBA under the utilities folder). It's a much better solution than VLC IMO.

Just a heads up that Perian has been End-Of-Lifed. No more updates.

http://perian.org/